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Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Ballet is Coming to Dubai Opera in December

Performed by Saint-Petersburg Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre

Dubai, UAE, 31 March 2019: Join young Clara on a magical adventure as her beloved Nutcracker comes to life, battles the mouse king, waltzes her through the swirling flowers of snow, and joins the Sugar Plum Fairy to reign again in his kingdom. Young and old will experience the excitement as Dubai Opera brings the magical festive season tradition The Nutcracker performed by the prestigious SaintPetersburg Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre accompanied by a live orchestra from 4 – 7 December 2019.
Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet plays an essential role in the magic of the holiday season. The fabulous music of Tchaikovsky and the beauty of live ballet combine to create a living art form that is difficult to
forget.

The “Nutcracker” was created by Marius Petipa and Lev Inavov with an original music score composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It was first performed in 1892 at the Marinsky Theatre in St Petersburg.

Founded in 2014 by professional musician and creative director Pavel Elkin, the Saint-Petersburg Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre repertoire includes masterpieces of the world choreography as “Swan Lake”, “Nutcracker”, “Romeo and Juliet” by Tchaikovsky, and “Coppelia” by L. Delibes. The troupe consists of 53 professional dancers, most of them are graduates of the world-famous Russian Vaganova Academy of Ballet and other famous ballet institutes.

Hailed by major ballet and dance magazines for their ‘technique and elegance, and unique St-Petersburg style’, the Saint-Petersburg Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre performed at the world’s most famous venues from St. Petersburg’s Alexandrinsky Theatre, to The Hermitage Theatre, the Opera and Ballet Theatre of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, and other prestigious theaters in Sweden, Germany, Norway, and Denmark.

Dubai Opera’s Chief Executive, Jasper Hope, commented: ” The Festival Season never truly begins until the Nutcracker opens – I am delighted we’re able to announce this family-friendly ballet for the first week of December for audiences in Dubai to enjoy the fabulous music of Tchaikovsky and the beauty of live ballet from this wonderful St. Petersburg company.” Tickets for The Nutcracker start from AED250 .

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